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Y 2 & 3 DT

At the beginning of this term the children in Year 2 and 3 were presented with a challenge. They had to design and make a permanent structure that would allow people on the Isle of Struay (where Katie Morag lives) to cross the village bay. The children have worked really hard,...
Posted On 13 Dec 2017

Christmas Dinner 2017

It was the annual Christmas dinner today: a lovely celebration with children, staff, governors and Rev Steve all eating together. Christmas music played in the background as we popped open our crackers and wore Christmas jumpers so it felt very festive. A big thank you goes to...
Posted On 13 Dec 2017

Year 2/3 celebrate Saint Andrew’s Day!

Year 2/3 have really enjoyed our topic of “Super Scotland” so we decided to dedicate a whole day to celebrating St Andrew’s Day. The children all wore Scottish colours of blue and white and many even came dressed in kilts – everyone certainly looked the...
Posted On 05 Dec 2017

Super science club

Super science club (group 2) have had a great time over the last few weeks learning about rocket propulsion, surface tension, properties of paper and strong structures. Our final session looked at the strongest 3D shapes and we used this knowledge to build the tallest towers out...
Posted On 02 Dec 2017

Trip to Sheriff Hutton Castle and Church

Year 2/3 have been learning about local history this term, including the life of Richard III and the castles of Sheriff Hutton and York. The class took a trip to visit Sheriff Hutton Castle and the church of St Helen and the Holy Cross to learn more about how and why the castle...
Posted On 17 Nov 2017

Separating materials challenge!

Year 2/3 had a very interesting challenge set by Miss Hodkin last week. They had to use their knowledge of the properties of materials and their scientific investigation skills to work out how to separate four different materials that were mixed together. The children had to...
Posted On 13 Nov 2017

Year 2 investigate patterns

Some year 2s and 3s used Numicon to investigate patterns with numbers. They looked at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and whether the numbers in each sequence were odd, even or both. We had a go at counting backwards and forwards from different points in our sequences too, which was...
Posted On 03 Nov 2017

Year 2/3 Homework Autumn Term (2)

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Persuasive writing with year 2/3

Year 2/3 have been reading some of the Katie Morag stories by Mairi Hedderwick and have enjoyed learning about the Isle of Struay, where the books are set. We decided that it would be a great idea if everyone visited the Isle of Struay and researched, planned and wrote pieces of...
Posted On 28 Oct 2017

Year 2/3 investigate with Grannie Island

Years 2 and 3 were set some science inquiry questions this term by Grannie Island from the Isle of Struay. She tasked them with finding out which material would make the most waterproof coat and which material would make the best packaging to help post a packet of biscuits to...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017

D&T investigating

Today year 2 and 3 have been investigating how to build a strong structure. Their challenge, set at the beginning of the year, is that there needs to be a permanent way for people on the Isle of Struay, to cross the village bay to get from the shop and post office to the lady...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Super science club!

Super science club has been experimenting with lots of different things this half term. We have learnt about the forces acting on a rocket balloon, the science behind magic milk, which shape is the strongest and how to build a structure that can support a soft toy using just...
Posted On 13 Oct 2017